Avi Flax

Write the Docs Portland / Registration Forms / I Am Not a Gadget

Registering for @WriteTheDocs Portland (early May, excited!) and the registration form is quite thoughtful.

I really like that many of the questions are text boxes so I can supply real and nuanced answers.

I especially like that the race/ethnicity question is free-form; I entered:

Jewish but I’m generally read as “white”

which is how I feel but I rarely have the ability to identify this way.

This reminds me of You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier — a seminal work that really lodged a few ideas in my brain.